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  1. School Nurse Salary?
    They just increased the starting pay in my school district to $50,000. I'm in Texas.
    Apr 10
    Forum: School Nurses
  2. That's a new request...
    That's hilarious. Probably spread more lice with the head coverings!
    Mar 21
    Forum: School Nurses
  3. Do You Like Being A School Nurse?
    This is my 4th year as a school nurse and I think it will be my last. I'm not sure if it's because of the environment I work in, the work itself, or a little of both. Our assistant principal is a...
    Mar 5
    Forum: School Nurses
  4. Wetting accidents
    So true! I'm also the dress code enforcer and apparently a hair stylist if they come to school with their hair in their eyes or spiked up in a mini-mohawk. Our AP tries to send them to me but I...
    Feb 19
    Forum: School Nurses
  5. Lunch vent
    Nice to know I'm not alone, but gosh it burns me that we get treated like this!
    Feb 7
    Forum: School Nurses
  6. Staff that are frequent fliers
    I'm more than happy to take their temps, but they're adults and should be able to make their own decisions on what to do with a 99 degree temp. I bought a wrist BP cuff and showed my frequent fliers...
    Feb 7
    Forum: School Nurses
  7. Lunch vent
    My assistant usually covers my 30 minute lunch, but on days when the front desk, or other front office employees are out (which is often), they use her to cover for them. I guess they assume I can...
    Jan 31
    Forum: School Nurses
  8. You can't fix stupid!
    And more importantly, what do they expect us to do about it????!!!!!!
    Nov 7, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  9. Elementary vs. High School
    Okay, going to have to bump this thread to the top again. I just got called for an interview at a high school tomorrow. Can anyone offer any words of wisdom for the interview? For example, things I...
    Jun 3, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  10. the Dale Gribble effect
    No, I wish! I have them repeat their symptoms to me as I document it in the computer. They don't care. The only time their symptoms magically improve is when they know they're going home.
    Apr 9, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  11. School Nurses: Non-Nursing Tasks????
    Ha! True. I'm actually amazed that I have yet to encounter gum in the hair. I guess I'll leave that one to the parents. I did get one sent to me because a child cut a chunk of another child's...
    Apr 5, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  12. School Nurses: Non-Nursing Tasks????
    I'm getting annoyed just reading these. It's that time of year when I'm just done. Some of my requests have been: flossing a piece of food out from between teeth (I only did it because I'm also a...
    Apr 4, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  13. No, I'm Not a Beauty Shop!
    I had this happen a couple weeks ago again and thought of this thread. I had the time, so I tried to help her. I did ask if her teacher tried, and she said yes, so I wasn't annoyed at the teacher. ...
    Feb 26, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  14. Wound Cleanser info needed
    We aren't allowed to use H202 for wound cleaning. I use soap and water and/or bactine.
    Feb 14, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  15. Sore throats
    Thanks for all the tips! I guess what makes me doubt myself is that I can honestly say I've never seen a "beefy" red throat or even pus, but SURELY I've had kids that exhibited those symptoms. I...
    Feb 14, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  16. Sore throats
    I feel really dumb asking this (especially since this is my 3rd year as a school nurse) but what exactly are we supposed to look for with a sore throat? I don't send anyone home or even call home...
    Feb 14, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  17. Sore Throat Salt-Water Gargle? How Much Salt???
    I use about a teaspoon in 4oz of water. I just eyeball it.
    Feb 7, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  18. Vision Screenings
    In my state we're only required to test distance acuity
    Jan 31, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  19. No, I'm Not a Beauty Shop!
    It is the parent's responsibility to make sure those ear piercings are well-taken care of and infection-free. I would never expect the school nurse to monitor and take care of that on my children. ...
    Jan 29, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  20. Elementary vs. High School
    I'm currently at a PK-6th grade campus, and while I appreciate my job, I've been considering switching to high school if a position opens up. My clinic aide used to work in a high school clinic, and...
    Jan 18, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  21. Hygiene
    I get those requests every now and then as well, and it seems that teachers automatically want to send them to me. Like Flare said, it's usually someone I don't know well. I feel that the teacher...
    Dec 4, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  22. School Nurse Salary?
    I am in Texas, also at $46K on the teacher pay scale. I have 3 years experience.
    Nov 13, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  23. What is expected of students on the orthopedic floor?
    My first clinical rotation in nursing school was also on an orthopedic floor. Unfortunately, what was expected of me was to stay out of the way. None of them wanted us there and it was obvious. I...
    Nov 8, '12
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  24. Vent- Sending students to Health room minutes before dismissed to home
    Lately, I've been getting a lot of bathroom accidents in the last 10 minutes of the day. I'm beginning to think some teachers know the student is wet/dirty, but wants them to finish their classwork...
    Oct 23, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  25. Is your clinic......
    Ugh, I feel your pain about the privacy. Mine isn't as bad as yours because my office does have a door that I can lock and put a sign on saying "screening in progress, do not disturb", but it is a...
    Sep 13, '12
    Forum: School Nurses